How to Make Your Own Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake Leamington and Wheatley - iScreams
 An ice cream cake combines the perfect party elements, cake and ice cream, into one fancy delicacy. Your local ice cream shop will usually sell these heavenly creations, complete with their own specialty ice cream, but they can be expensive. However, even if you purchase deluxe ice cream from the Leamington ice cream shop, you can still save money by making the cake yourself. That way you can customize it too!

Choose the cake pan

You can choose any size pan you wish. A smaller pan, such as an 8 x 11 in., will give you a taller cake. A 9 x 13 in. pan will give you a larger span, but it will not be as thick.

After you have the size you need, line the pan with clear plastic wrap.

Make the crust

The crust for an ice cream cake is extremely simple because it uses just two ingredients: cookies and butter.

Chocolate sandwich cookies work very well, but vanilla sandwich cookies or another flavor could also work. It is best to use a cookie that has a creme filling because the cream helps the crust solidify. Be careful not to use too much butter, though, or the crust will become too hard.

Make enough to use between each layer of ice cream as well as on the bottom of the cake.

Crush the cookies into small crumbles and mix with melted butter. Press the mixture into the pan until it is smooth and flat. You may place the pan in the freezer to harden the crust while you prepare the first flavor of ice cream.

Choose your ice cream flavors

The best thing about this ice cream cake is that you can add as many layers as you want. In this tutorial we will discuss two flavors, but no one would mind another layer or two of ice cream if you would like to add more.

Some popular flavor combinations are:

  • Chocolate and vanilla
  • Peanut butter and Chocolate
  • Strawberry and chocolate
  • Chocolate and coffee
  • Coffee and cookies and cream
  • Butter pecan and Coffee
  • Coffee and toffee
  • Vanilla caramel and toffee
  • Vanilla and mint chip

Let the ice cream soften a for a bit, then stir it to create a moldable milk-shake consistency. Spread the ice cream evenly over the crust and return the pan to the freezer to let the ice cream harden again.

Add a layer of goodness between the ice cream

Add another layer of your cookie crust once the first layer of ice cream has hardened. You could also add hot fudge on top of that for a surprise of gooey goodness. Heat the fudge just enough to make it easier to spread, but not too hot to disturb the layers.

Then freeze the cake again for several minutes before adding the second layer of ice cream.

Make your whipped cream frosting

You can use store-bought whipped cream or make your own very easily.

Simply whisk heavy whipping cream, a few drops of vanilla and some powdered sugar together on high speed until it begins to stiffen. Using cold cream will make the process even faster. The powdered sugar keeps the frosting from melting, and it will keep its form for days.

The measurements are as follows:

  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Spread this whipped cream frosting over your cake after the layers have set for about 30 minutes.

Add your finishing touches

Add your topping of choice to make your frozen treat a masterpiece.

Some topping ideas:

  • Sprinkles
  • Cookie crumbs
  • Hot fudge swirls
  • Cherries
  • Strawberry topping
  • Caramel and chocolate sauce and pecan bits
  • Peanuts

Now your cake is done. Freeze it overnight for best results. It can also last up to several days in the freezer, so it is a great dessert to make ahead of time. Run your knife under hot water before slicing it to make cutting easier and cleaner.

Now, the easiest way to get an Ice Cream Cake in Leamington or Wheatley is by calling iScreams. All our cakes are made right in our store. Carefully put together layer by layer for the best flavour possible, leaving you wanting more with each bite. Try one today!

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